Fender SIXTY Musical Instrument Amplifier User Manual

THE SOUND THAT CREATES LEGENDS
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INTRODUCTION
Your new Fender® KXR 60 Keyboard Amplifier is the result
forcement mixer. A tape player or drum machine can be
of Fender’s ongoing dialog with many of today’s top musi-
mixed with the preamp signal (pre-effects loop) by using
cians. It uses state of the art technology to deliver clear,
the Tape In jacks. The Headphones jack automatically
resonant and most importantly... musical sound.
mutes the internal speaker while driving stereo or mono
headphones for private practice sessions.
The KXR 60 is actually much more than just a keyboard
amp. With its heavy-duty, Fender® Special Design speaker
The KXR 60's rugged 50 watt power amplifier was
and piezo-electric horn, it is a self-contained, portable P.A.
designed to give years of quality service under all condi-
system, suitable for almost any musical instrument requiring
tions and is equipped with a unique implementation of our
full-range sound reinforcement. This makes the KXR 60
exclusive DELTACOMPTM adaptive compression system.
ideal for amplifying electronic keyboards, acoustic/electric
With DELTACOMPTM, it is practically impossible to cause
guitar, electric violin or voice. Compact packaging and
the power amplifier to clip (distort). Also, apparent com-
medium level output power make the KXR 60 the perfect
pressor release time is kept short keeping distortion to a
full-range instrument amplifier for rehearsal, studio or small
minimum at low frequencies.
club performances.
Your selection of a Fender® amplifier will be rewarded with
The preamp section of the KXR 60 features two indepen-
years of quality performance and a wide range of musical
dent channels, a four band master EQ, Reverb and Master
sounds. The built in quality of your Fender® amplifier is the
Volume controls. Each channel features a single 1/4 inch
result of over four decades of dedication in the combined
Input jack and Volume control. The Effects Send and Effects
skills of research and development by our engineers and
Return jacks can be used with a wide variety of effects
musicians.
devices, or as patch points for slaving multiple amps
together. The Effects Send can also be used to connect
That is why we proudly say... Fender®, The Sound That
your KXR 60 directly to a recording console or sound rein-
Creates Legends.
KXR 60 FRONT PANEL FUNCTIONS
A. CHANNEL 1 INPUT (1/4" Phone)- Plug-in connection
for instruments. This balanced input can handle as
much as 8V R.M.S.
B.
C.
CHANNEL 1 VOLUME- This control adjusts the preamplifier gain of channel 1. It works in conjunction with
the Master Volume control (item H) to set the overall
loudness of the amplifier for Channel 1 only. Being a
true “gain” control, it allows for the use of a variety of
microphones, keyboards or other instruments with differing output signal levels. Low-level instruments generally require a higher Channel Volume setting, while
“hotter” keyboards require a lower Channel Volume
setting.
CHANNEL 2 - This channel is provided for an additional instrument. Its input and volume control operate
in the same manner as items A and B in channel 1.
This channel is muted when nothing is plugged into its
input, and thus will contribute no additional noise to
the amplifier output when left unused. Both channels
may be used simultaneously, however Channel 1
should be used first if only one input is needed.
D.
EQUALIZER- The equalizer allows precise adjustments
of the tonal characteristics of the amplifier. Each control provides a 12 dB boost or cut to bands of frequencies centered about 100, 338, 1188, and 4000 Hz.
E.
REVERB CONTROL- This control adjusts the amount
of reverb to be mixed with the dry signal. The input to
the reverb assembly is the sum of Channels 1 and 2.
F.
EFFECTS SEND JACK- This jack provides an unbalanced output signal from the preamp. This output can
be used with the Effects Return jack (item G) as a patch
point for mono effects devices. The Effects Send is
connected to the input of the effect (digital delay or
other effects device) and the output of the effect is connected to the Effects Return jack (Item G). The Effects
Send can also be used to provide a signal to a recording or sound reinforcement mixer. In addition, this
output can be used to drive another KXR 60 used as a
slave amp. This is done by connecting a standard guitar cord from the Effects Send jack of the master amp
to the Effects Return jack of the slave amp.
G. EFFECTS RETURN JACK- This balanced jack inputs
signal to the Master Volume control which drives the
power amp section. It automatically disconnects the
preamp when used. This jack is useful with the effects
loop feature, or when using the KXR 60 as a slave
amp.
J.
H. MASTER VOLUME CONTROL- This control adjusts the
level of the signal coming out of the preamplifier section. This control is used in conjunction with the
Channel Volume control to set the overall sound level
of the amplifier. In order to maximize headroom and
minimize noise, instruments with low-level output will
require a high Channel Volume setting and a low
Master Volume setting, while other instruments will
require a lower Channel Volume and higher Master
Volume setting. It is recommended that the Master
Volume control be set as high as possible for maximum DELTACOMPTM compressor range.
K.
I.
TAPE IN JACK- Two RCA style jacks provide an input
for an unbalanced, mono signal from a tape player or
CD player. This signal is summed with the signal from
the preamp inputs and provides the user the ability to
play along with pre-recorded music.
L.
HEADPHONE JACK- This jack allows the use of stereo
headphones for private listening. When this jack is
used, the internal speaker is disconnected. WARNING: BE CAREFUL WHEN USING HEADPHONES, AS
EXCESSIVE VOLUME WILL DAMAGE YOUR HEARING.
POWER INDICATOR- When this LED is illuminated,
the KXR 60 is receiving power.
POWER SWITCH- This switch turns the KXR 60 On or
Off.
CAUTION:
WARNING:
CHASSIS SURFACE HOT
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
TYPE: PR 299
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE NE PAS OUVRIR
ATTENTION: SUPERFICIE DE CHASSIS CHAUDE
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KXR 60 REAR PANEL
POWER CORD - This amplifier is equipped with a
grounding type supply cord to reduce the possibility of
shock hazard. Be sure to connect it to a grounded AC
receptacle. The line cord should be connected to a suitable power source, in accordance with the voltage and
frequency as shown by the power rating on the rear
panel. DO NOT ALTER THE AC (MAINS) PLUG.
NOTE: DO NOT BLOCK THE AIR FLOW TO THE REAR
PANEL; FOR EXAMPLE, BY BACKING THE AMPLIFIER UP
AGAINST A WALL. The rear panel contains a heatsink
that needs air flow to cool off the amplifier. Blocking the
air flow may result in equipment failure due to excessive
heat building up inside the chassis.
WARNING : THIS EQUIPMENT MUST BE EARTH
GROUNDED.
COVERING CARE - The exclusive vinyl covering on your
cabinet has been especially designed for years of lasting
beauty. A very light, soapy solution on a sponge may
be used to remove dirt and residue that may accumulate
in the texture. Be careful as not to let any liquid get
inside the chassis or contact the operating surfaces.
UNPLUG THE POWER CORD BEFORE CLEANING.
TROUBLESHOOTER‘S CHECKLIST
If the amplifier is set up but does not function, check the following items:
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Is the amplifier power cord plugged into an electrical outlet ?
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Is there power at the outlet ?
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Are all the control knobs properly set ?
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Are the controls knobs on the instrument properly set ?
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Is the instrument properly plugged into the KXR 60 ?
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If you are using an electronic keyboard, does it have power?
(Eliminate any effect pedals and try another instrument cord.)
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If after checking all of the above, and the system is still not performing correctly, consult your FENDER Service Dealer.
KXR 60 BLOCK DIAGRAM
KXR 60 SPECIFICATIONS
Part Number:
120V Version:
Aust. Version:
UK Version:
230V Version:
100V Version:
Type Specification:
PR 299
Power Requirements:
100V Version:
120V Version:
230V Version:
240V Version:
022-8500-000
022-8530-000
022-8540-000
022-8560-000
022-8570-000
THIS EQUIPMENT CONFORMS TO
THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIVES :
EMC 89/336/EEC AND LV 73/23/EEC
100VAC, 50/60Hz, 180W
120VAC, 60Hz, 180W
230VAC, 50Hz, 180W
240VAC, 50Hz, 180W
POWER AMPLIFIER SECTION:
Power output:
50 W R.M.S.
Rated load impedance:
8Ω
Distortion at 50 watts:
Less than .1% @ 1 kHz, before compression.
Less than 1% @ 1 kHz, maximum compression.
Sensitivity:
370 mV R.M.S.
Input impedance:
33 kΩ
DELTACOMPTM range:
20 dB
PREAMP SECTION:
Input impedance:
Phone: 36 kΩ
Sensitivity for 50 W:
CHANNEL AND MASTER
VOLUME at maximum, all
tone controls at “0”
Phone: 28 mV
Equalizer:
Low +/- 12 dB @ 100 Hz (shelving)
Low Mid +/- 12 dB @ 338 Hz
High Mid +/- 12 dB @ 1188 Hz
High +/- 12 dB @ 4kHz (shelving)
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Height:
Width:
Depth:
Weight:
22"
18"
12"
46 lbs
(55.9 cm)
(45.7 cm)
(30.5 cm)
(21 kg)
Speaker Complement:
12” Fender Special Design (P/N 047539)
Single piezo horn (P/N 049260)
WARNING: NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL ONLY.
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
A PRODUCT OF:
FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORP.,
CORONA, CA 91720